Andalucia.com Blog

Welcome to the Andalucia.com blog. In this section we feature newsy and quirky stories that we hope you will find of interest. They are written by our Editor Fiona Watson-Flores or a guest blog post writer.
The five ships of Magellan's Spìce Armada in the exhibition at the Archive of the Indies in Seville. The Longest Voyage: Magellan’s round-the-world expedition 1519-1522 In the 16th century, the port city of Seville was firmly on the world map as a trading centre, with ships sailing across the…
Art exhibition in Seville: Jardines del Alcázar. Art exhibition in Seville: Jardines del Alcázar One of Seville’s most celebrated and loved monuments is the Alcázar, or Royal Palace. If you’ve ever visited, you’ll know that its gardens are heavenly. Designed to walk around and enjoy, rather…
  Fiona Dunlop's fascinating book looks at the Moorish influences on Andalucian cuisine.   In his latest book, London-based restaurateur Jose Pizarro takes us through his favourite dishes from the region.   Andaluz: A Food Journey Through Southern Spain by Fiona Dunlop (Interlink) Andalusia…
Barack Obama was the main speaker at the WTTC Global Summit in Seville.   World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit 2019 in Seville Every year, the travel and tourism industry gets together in a different city to meet, catch up, discuss the major issues of the day, and hear about new…
Murillo IV Centenary is the most important show of the artist in over 30 years. Seville celebrated the 400th anniversary of Murillo's birth with a full programme of events, of which this is the last. After a year of celebrations in Seville to commemorate 400 years since the birth of the Golden…
  Guia Michelin España Portugal 2019 - Dani Garcia. Jerez and Jaén each now has a Michelin-starred restaurant, Lú Cocina y Alma and Bagá respectively. Both have exciting tasting menus, offering largely local, seasonal produce prepared and presented innovatively as you'd expect.   Lú Cocina y…
    The film is released in Spain on 16 November, and has been shown at various film festivals around Europe and beyond.     Maria leaves flowers for her mother, killed under Franco's dictatorship. The Seville Film Festival, which is on until 17 November, always offers…
Andalucia has long been a favoured location for TV and film productions, thanks to its wide-ranging landscapes, from mountains and beaches to desert, notably HBO's hugely successful series Game of Thrones.   Scenes from the medieval fantasy series's seventh and final season were shot at Roman…
Written by Sevillanos, the guide covers places to eat, listen to live music, and see the city as enjoyed by locals. Last week, the first-ever guidebook compiled using content provided by Facebook users was launched. The 52-page guidebook to Seville features places for tapas, dancing swing and…
The programme has theatre and music performances in Seville from May to November 2018. After two major art exhibitions, showing both his paintings and those which were influenced by him, the celebrations for Año Murillo - the 400th anniversary of Seville's most famous painter - are changing…